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Ransomware

Thailand’s Great Cybersecurity Push

The Cybersecurity industry is seeing record growth worldwide, both in businesses and on the stock exchange with Gartner forecasting the industry currently stands at a valuation of $96 billion with 8% year-on-year growth expected. Sadly, the scaling of the industry, its large investment, and business...

Meet Gozi: The Number 1 Financial Malware

Gozi (Ursnif) is a notorious and widely distributed banking trojan. It is so widely distributed that, according to IBM, it makes up 25% of all malicious activity targeted towards financial institutions and has been on the threat landscape for multiple years....

Meet the Gazorp Malware Builder

Full facility malware builders are changing how scammers and hackers are gaining access to your devices. Worryingly, these malware builders are free, easy-to-access and particularly pernicious – capable of large-scale infections....

Asia Tops Ransomware Table in Microsoft Report

  Hot off the presses, Microsoft released their bi-annual Security Intelligence Report yesterday with some interesting revelations. Most notably Asia is ranked as the highest geographical region for ransomware encounters; a prize usually reserved for Europe.   For any IT professional Microsoft Security Report is simply a must...

What is Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)?

It’s boom time for Ransomware developers, a once in a generation shot at leveraging technological advances against defenseless people and businesses. Like an odious gold rush, where innocent parties are being mined, the triple-digit ransomware increases year-on-year are a sign of the times.   Who Can Execute...

Ransomware: The Stats

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The Real Cost of Ransomware: Small Businesses Big Ransomware Bill

2016 was a big year for ransomware, a record ransom haul and costs swelling to a staggering $1 billion dollars, a 300% rise on 2015. This year’s heists carried on in the same vein, with high-profile businesses targeted throughout quarter 1 and quarter 2, notably...

What is Business Email Compromise (BEC)?

Since 2013 Business Email Compromise (BEC) has been emerging as one of the most dangerous cyber threats to businesses across the globe. Sophisticated, easy to action, and costly to victims it has all the hallmarks of a scam with burgeoning popularity....

Malware Watch: The Return of Mamba and Locky

The past few months have seen the dramatic increase in varieties of ransomware, their effects, and their influence echoing across the business world.   In 2017 hackers have developed stronger and stronger strains, pushing the IT security teams in financial institutions and government offices, to patch, secure...